Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Ruby+Associates, a structural engineering firm dedicated to serving the construction industry, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
“We appreciate that our clients are committed to fostering diversity in the construction industry,” said Tricia Ruby, President and CEO. “Although I’ve been leading Ruby since 2011, client requests for WBE certification has grown considerably in recent years. And now, in the midst of a pandemic, I don’t think the timing of our certification could be better as companies seek to expand their diversity spend. I’m so proud that Ruby joins an amazing group of women-owned businesses serving their clients across the country.”
WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit www.wbenc.org